About A' Design Competitions
A' Design Competition (A-Prime Design Award) was developed in 2010 as a response to the existing design competitions which were undeveloped in terms of methodology, these competitions were, in general, covert, profit-oriented and did provide no feedbacks other than you win / you lost, furthermore their scoring was not standardized which made it difficult for people to track their achievements. The competition was developed as a Ph.D. thesis first, but later we decided to go further and make it a reality; after an extensive research on design competitions and analyzing around 400+ competitions in very detail (checking 180 points of information on each) we have found out that the existing design competitions were not good enough for recognition and celebration for creative and good multidisciplinary design. Designers deserved something better, a good competition should provide at least an amount of solid feedback (so that designers could at least make a self-assessment of why they get their score, why they win or lose), so we come up with a score-sheet, for the first time, to give to designers after the competition, no matter they win or lose, they could still see which areas they were good at, which areas they needed improvements, they could compare their scores with the rest of the designers and they can see which percentile they are in. A'Design Award and Competitions, aims to highlight the excellent qualifications of best designs, design concepts and design oriented products. A' Design Award and Competitions are organized and awarded annually and internationally in a wide range of categories, every month two particular competitions are held.
Benefits for Winners
A special public relations campaign will be made for the A' Design Award winners. Your design and your details will be communicated to thousands of press contacts, and also we will prepare a pr-kit for you. You can use this professionally prepared pr-kit to reach local press contacts. The winning design and the designer or the design studio will also be featured in the design annual and yearbook which is distributed by Design PR Wire to key figures in the design industry such as high-profile editors, press members and multi-national companies.